The Personality Code by Travis Bradberry

The Personality Code

A revolutionary approach to success and fulfillment-already being used by hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations-now available for the first time in an accessible, practical book. The Personality Code clearly and persuasively demonstrates how personality determines why we do what we do and how we can maximize our strengths, work smarter with others, and profit from better relationships in our careers. Based on the IDISC(tm) Perso...

Details The Personality Code

TitleThe Personality Code
Release DateApr 19th, 2007
PublisherPutnam Adult
GenreSelf Help, Psychology, Nonfiction, Business, Personal Development

Reviews The Personality Code

  • Jen Austin
    I liked this book, and the accompanying online quiz. It confirmed what I already knew - that I'm a diplomat who tries to people please, doesn't like change and doesn't stand up for herself. Oh, well. At least I'm generally liked. That's something, right?
  • Kelly
    Robust methodology but not as in depth or intuitive as other systems/books of its type. Full disclosure, my copy of the book had a code that had already been used so I couldn't take the quiz. I have a good idea of my type I think, but I might have felt differently if I'd had the full experience.
  • John Martindale
    The personality code started out pretty interesting, giving the example of the identical twins who had the same personality and though raised in different environments, both not only had the same mannerisms but also became body builders and owners of fitness clubs, pretty much the entirety of their life went along the exact same tract. The author pretty much claimed personality will determine ones life and after childhood and personality can't be...
  • Kevin Hanks
    Very interesting book that gave me a lot to think about. I really like this idea of learning about your strengths and learning how to build on those strengths. I was first exposed to this concept and the DISC profile from Manager Tools... They offer many excellent ways to put this knowledge into practice, and I've always been curious to learn what foundation they built these recommendations on. I did listen to the book from a cd, and I think ther...
  • Mel
    Good... but disappointing that the only way you can get the results it to either buy the book new or to pay for the test (which works out to be alot more expensive than just buying the book). I would have no problem paying for the test separately but I dislike the fact that second hand or library books become useless because of a desire to re-coup maximum profits. It may be a very good way to understand other people but really think they've misse...
  • Zac Scy
    Might be good if you want to start understanding yourself (or others) better. However, personality isn't as fixed as the the book portrays. One might as well start with Myers-Briggs personality test (which isn't fixed either) and go on from there.Not a worthless read by any means, but it needs to be heavily supplemented with other reading as well.
  • Albert Richard
    After having read this book and taken the test I felt that it was a very underwhelming experience. The test was short and after getting the results I was questioning the accuracy and effectiveness of the test. After receiving the results the descriptions of each personality type is a bit vauge and uninsightful. The Myers-Briggs psychology test, which you can take for free online, is much more insightful and useful. Don't waste your money on this ...
  • Ebecilio
    This is a lie: I mean that people have personalities; instead of this, we could choose to believe that everyone is exactly the same (including me, the subhect). The reak question is where does it lead to? Any kind of thinking. What world does it support? See this.
  • John
    Am I late to the game or what? This was a good analyses of the 14 different types of people.
  • Matt Burgess
    The Personality Code (2007), Travis BradberryThe last book in the Quick Start portion of the Personal MBA program is The Personality Code by Travis Bradberry. Bradberry uses a simple formula similar to those found in Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and by Tom Rath. First, a case is made for understanding your personality as categorized by the iDISC, which is an improvement to DISC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiou...
  • Amalie Simper
    The most disappointing part of the book is you have to own a brand new book to be able to take the personality test for yourself online. Without a code you really miss being able to apply the majority of the book. I do plan on buying this book though, it was such a great breakdown of different personality types. There are 14 types and they pair them into hard to work together types. In each description of a type they offer the strengths, challeng...
  • V
    oversimplified 14 types. Self-awareness is the highest soft skill surprises me. I'm of type "enterprenur"?the important, with ranking from top: 1. self-awareness2. relationship-management3. courage4. self-management5. communication6. planning7. acumen.8. vision9. risk-taking10. rehearsal11. flexibility12. values differences13. research14. decision-making15. teamwork16. results-focus17. mobilizing others18. lifelong learningnot that important, con...
  • Simon Cleveland, PhD
    Great work. It examines the study of 500,000 people from 94 counties (large sample size), their 123,000 personality combinations and the resulted 14 distinct human personalities. The advice that appealed to me the most was to become aware of what my personality traits are and focus on using them to my advantage. This idea contrasts sharply with the traditional self-help books where one is encouraged to change to resemble someone he/she will never...
  • Dave
    Much like StrengthsFinder 2.0 this book is really aimed for someone who has not found themselves yet. The book does offer some interesting insights and tips on dealing with other people. This book is also just a delivery vehicle for an access code on the publishers website, where you take the test.
  • Flo
    I enjoy books like this because it makes you aware of the kind of person you are. This is especially useful in the work environment. For example, I learned that I don't like it when I can't control my work environment (i.e. hate one of my coworkers and want him fired). As a result, I get stressed about not getting the results I want.
  • Christi
    This book is based on the IDISC test and basically just goes over the different personality types, how they interact with others, and how we got to the DISC test. It was interesting, and would be great for reference (very direct and well-organized), but nothing new.
  • Elizabeth
    Not at all enlightening and the "free" personality profile is bullshit. You have to pay to get the full profile. Of course, being cheap, I wasn't going to do that since I'd gotten nothing of value so far out of the book or test.
  • Janet Blair
    This is a fascinating book that shows you how your personality controls most of what you do and say each day. It was helpful for me to learn my type because I now better understand my strengths and weaknesses. It also helps me to understand my coworkers better.
  • Mary
    I always like personality books and therefore found this one to be quite interesting, but only because I was quite familiar with the research it was based on called IDISC. Otherwise it may not be as interesting to others.
  • Julie Sullivan Hoover
    It was fine; it is helpful if your in a leadership position or if your having difficulities with a co-worker. Helps you to identify people's personality type and best ways to dea.
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  • Anika
    Here this world: I will read this book between the hours of 6 pm and 10 pm on 7/26 and be prepared for book club.
  • Brandy Doyle
    interesting and fast read.
  • Abdulazeez Musa
    The book is very superlative.
  • False
    New Age mumbo jumbo. Bleh.